Sportske Novosti claim that both the Blues and the Bundesliga giants offered €28m while Manchester United tried with a bid of €25m, all of which were knocked back.
Original Source: Sportske Novosti @swearimnotpaul
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1 Posted 10/08/2019 at 22:25:20
At least it proves M Brands is actively seeking new blood, which on today's showing is much needed.
2 Posted 11/08/2019 at 13:57:09
3 Posted 11/08/2019 at 14:50:22
He helped Spain win the U-21 Euro title... has declined a new contract at Dinamo Zagreb. But this report says he wants CL football, which raises the question of whether we actually had a chance at him:
4 Posted 11/08/2019 at 15:46:43
5 Posted 11/08/2019 at 15:50:56
Dani Olmo like Doucore (and Siggy) does his best work in central attacking areas.
6 Posted 11/08/2019 at 16:00:46
7 Posted 11/08/2019 at 16:19:09
If Sigurdsson is to be replaced it will have to be someone much much better. Would a player that good come to the blues ?
8 Posted 11/08/2019 at 17:03:33
Of course Dinamo made it academic by rejecting everybody.
9 Posted 12/08/2019 at 14:02:57
10 Posted 12/08/2019 at 17:06:47
11 Posted 17/08/2019 at 09:37:16
Yeah, go sign for Bayern Munich and spend a year or three on the bench while other young players of similar backgrounds and abilities take a chance on joining a team with ambition, and gaining important experience and raising their profile, e.g. Moise Kean.
Then some get their wish e.g. Romelu Lukaku (couldn't resist the example), who go from being a big fish in a smaller pond (relatively speaking), to being a lesser light at a Champions League club, and well, we all know what's happened there.
Loyalty and abiding by a contract seem to be sadly overlooked by the more greedy among those young players who, perhaps pushed into believing the hype said agents whip up around them that they either get the move they've pushed for (and in all probability, struggle to make the big time), or end up pricing themselves out of what might be a great move, career wise, to a club with ambition and the chance of Champions League football a year or two down the road.
But of course, like the character Veruca Salt in the Willy Wonka movies, their attitude is, "I want it now," and as we've seen, getting it isn't always the Holy Grail they think it is.
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